Young and Radical: Accounting for the Nexus between Youth, Radicalism and Technology

27th Jan 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Edge Hill University

Speaker: Dr Akil Awan, Associate Professor in Modern History, Political Violence and Terrorism, Royal Holloway.

Dr Awan’s research interests are focused around the history of terrorism, political violence, and social movements and protest, and he has published widely on these subjects.

He is regularly consulted by government bodies, think-tanks, NGOs and other organizations in his fields of expertise, and has served in an advisory capacity and on numerous working groups for The Home Office, the US Military (CTC), US State department, RICU, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Office for Security & Counter Terrorism, Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, Wilton Park, the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, International Institute of Strategic Studies, the Royal United Services Institute.

Most recently he served as special advisor on Radicalisation to the UK Parliament, as academic expert on Political Violence & Genocide to the House of Lords delegation to Srebrenica, and as expert advisor on Youth Radicalization to the United Nations.

He is Founder and Chair of the Political Science Association’s Specialist Group on Political Violence & Terrorism.

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